Music for a Winter Evening

Wed December 6, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Music for a Winter Evening

The Legacy Family of Companies presents the 17th annual Music for a Winter Evening (MFWE) in support of the Change Her Legacy campaign.

This fundraising event welcomes multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Steve Bell in concert with best selling UK poet Malcolm Guite. Songs and Sonnets by the inimitable duo will charm and delight audiences of all ages. Hosted annually by Darrel Janz, MFWE is a beautifully memorable evening in celebration of welcoming back the holidays and making a significant impact on deserving local charities.

100 percent of the funds raised through MFWE ticket sales and donations will go directly to the Change Her Legacy Campaign which provides support for vulnerable women in our city by supporting local charities.  This year’s recipients are, Oxford House and Next Step Ministries. These organizations meet the needs of women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse and those who are exiting sexual exploitation, by providing outreach, affordable housing, programs and support.

Enjoy pre-concert entertainment in the lobby by local group Harmony through Harmony then take your seats in time for the 7:30 show.  

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.